Titanium Backup, a widely popular backup solution for root users, got an update today to version 4.8.4, adding a handful of improvements and functions, not the least of which being support for Box.net backup syncing.
If you're wondering why Box.net support is significant, the reason is this: until now, mobile users have had little use for the cloud service's free 50GB account option, which caps the size of uploads at 100MB, and is only compatible with mobile devices (meaning there's no desktop syncing capability). Integration with an app like Titanium Backup should finally put free Box.net storage to effective use.
It doesn't look like you can schedule Box.net backups to fire up automatically just yet
Besides Box.net support, the update has a ton of other enhancements. Here's the full changelog:
- [PRO] Added support for syncing backups to Box (Box.net) cloud storage.
- [PRO] Added new “Auto-integrate sys Dalvik into ROM” option.
- Improved app freezer to be ICS-friendly by default. This resolves the problem where apps couldn’t be defrosted on Samsung ICS devices. The freezing method can be changed in Preferences -> Troubleshooting settings.
- Improved “Power defrost” which is fully compatible with ICS now. This allows Samsung ICS users to defrost anything, including apps that were frozen by previous TB versions.
- Fixed incorrect display of apps that were disabled by ICS.
- Fixed FC in case of connectivity problems while uploading backups to Box.
- Added new “Move app data to/from SD card” batch jobs for Data2SD users (requires an ext2/3/4 partition that is auto-mounted on boot).
- Improved integration of system app updates to check the free space on ROM before proceeding.
- Fixed a bug with ongoing notifications not disappearing on Android 1.6 and earlier.
- Fixed a bug where TB wanted to restart itself even if the backup location didn’t change.
- Updated translations.
- Minor bugfixes
If you're already a fan of Titanium Backup, and have been waiting for a reason to use your free Box.net account, hit the widget below to grab the update. If not, this extremely versatile backup solution is definitely worth checking out.
It's also worth noting that Box.net support is only available to pro users, but considering everything else Titanium Backup offers, the pro version may just be worth a $6.58 investment.